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Danny Bowien is moving beyond his popular Mission Chinese Food and has opened Mission Cantina. The Mexican restaurant, located on the Lower East Side, serves up variations on the theme of ceviche (try the scallop and beef heart), tacos (beef tongue and peanuts, anyone?), and main dishes like chorizo-stuffed rotisserie chicken. Mission Cantina, 172 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002, 212-254-2233.
Located in Washington Heights, Rusty Mackerel serves New American fare with a Mediterranean bent. Typical plates include octopus bravas, a play on the popular Spanish potato dish, and crispy chicken livers. There’s also an extensive cocktail and weekend brunch menu. Rusty Mackerel, 209 Pinehurst Ave., New York, NY 10033, 212-928-4888.
Yuji Ramen, the onetime acclaimed pop-up ramen spot, now has a more permanent home. It has set up shop in the upstairs food market of the Whole Foods Market Bowery. The restaurant will serve take-out ramen as well as omakase dinners. Yuji Ramen, Whole Foods Market Bowery, 95 E. Houston St., New York, NY 10002, 646-262-1358.
Greenwich Village newcomer 100 Montaditos serves variations on the theme of the montadito: a crispy bread roll stuffed with things like ham, chorizo and cheese. The restaurant’s atmosphere is meant to evoke a nineteenth-century Spanish tavern. 100 Montaditos, 176 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012, 646-719-1713.
NYC’s latest food market, Gotham West Market, has opened. Its variety of eating options includes Blue Bottle Coffee and The Cannibal. But there's one particular food stall that’s garnered a lot of anticipation: ramen master Ivan Orkin's long-awaited Big Apple debut Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, which serves ramen to the masses. Gotham West Market, 600 11th Ave., New York, NY 10036, 212-582-7940.
Greenpoint’s latest gastropub, The Brew Inn, serves up hearty pub fare and New York State beers. The menu includes grilled pierogi, marinated cheese, pulled pork sandwiches, and house bacon and apple sauce. The Brew Inn, 924 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222, 718-576-3345.
Hugue Dufour, who made waves with M. Wells Dinette, is on the move. The Canadian chef has just opened M. Wells Steakhouse, a long-awaited restaurant housed in an erstwhile auto body shop. The menu includes ample amounts of meat, including foie gras gnocchi. M. Wells Steakhouse, 4315 Crescent St., Long Island City, NY 11101, 718-786-9060.
Georgette Farkas, the former PR person for Daniel Boulud, has opened a restaurant of her own. Rotisserie Georgette offers all manner of meat, including roasted duck, grass-fed New York strip steak, and a whole baby pig that serves up to eight hungry people. Rotisserie Georgette, 14 E. 60th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-390-8060.
From Marc Murphy, the new Kingside is located in the Viceroy New York hotel. The all-day restaurant has a diner-esque look and, naturally, serves American classics with a few Italian dishes available for good measure. Kingside, Viceroy New York, 124 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-707-8000.
As Andre Balazs has taken over the erstwhile The Cooper Square Hotel and transformed it into The Standard East Village NYC, so has he changed the in-house restaurant. Just open, Cafe Standard serves up American comfort food such as meatballs, mac 'n' cheese and crispy calamari. Cafe Standard, The Standard East Village NYC, 25 Cooper Sq., New York, NY 10003, 212-475-5700.

News Bytes
Pok Pok NY Relocation
Popular Brooklyn Thai destination Pok Pok NY is moving. But have no fear: it's only relocating one block away, to 117 Columbia Street. The old address will become Suan Pok Pok, an event space. For those who want Pok Pok fare while it is closed, chef Andy Ricker's nearby Whisky Soda Lounge is open.
Danny Meyer on the Move
Restaurateur Danny Meyer is opening a Blue Smoke spin-off in west Chelsea called Porchlight. The restaurant, launching in autumn 2014, will be located in a 4,000-square-foot space on Eleventh Avenue. There are few details available about the food, except that it will be Southern inspired. Blue Smoke, 116 E. 27th St., New York, NY 10016, 212-447-7733.
Fashionable Food
Designer Ralph Lauren is set to debut a restaurant in the erstwhile La Cote Basque space (5 E. 55th St.). There's no word yet on an opening date or details on the menu, which will no doubt be fashionable. Ralph Lauren, 5 E. 55th St., New York, NY 10022, no phone.
Skip the Cronut Line
One line in New York just got shorter. Dominique Ansel has announced he's instituting a website on which one can order his beloved cronuts online. That's right, no more waiting in line at Dominique Ansel Bakery (unless you want to, of course). You can pre-order cronuts here: Dominique Ansel Bakery, 189 Spring St., New York, NY 10012, 212-219-2773.
Casa Nonna Connects with Madison Square Garden
Casa Nonna and Madison Square Garden have joined forces. The Italian restaurant, located down the street from the famous arena known as MSG, now sells various pizza pies inside the venue. While cheering for the Knicks or Rangers, or attending a concert, you can have an authentic Italian pizza to go with your MSG experience. Casa Nonna, 310 W. 38th St., New York, NY 10036, 212-736-3000.
Beef & Basketball
Nick & Stef's Steakhouse, located inside Madison Square Garden, has reopened to coincide with the tip-off of the Knicks' season. Steaks and other hearty delights are still prominently on the menu. Nick & Stef's Steakhouse, Madison Square Garden, 9 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001, 212-563-4444.

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Longtime SoHo eatery Cafe Noir is moving from its Grand Street address and will reopen sometime in early 2014 in TriBeCa on Lispenard Street. Cafe Noir, 32 Grand St., New York, NY 10013, 212-431-7910.
Hybird, the fried chicken spot in the Chelsea Market owned by Questlove and Stephen Starr, has abruptly closed. Hybird, Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10011, no phone.

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